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    New Jersey will soon allow some fans to attend events at venues with over 5,000 seats, Murphy says.

    The state, following a similar move by New York, loosens restrictions for sports and entertainment. Still, safety protocols remain.

    The Australian Open will allow up to 30,000 spectators a day.

    Such numbers would make the tennis tournament a sports rarity during the pandemic, though attendance would still be down by about half from a normal year.

    M.L.B. Will Allow Fans at World Series and N.L. Championship Series

    About 11,500 tickets will be available for games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. M.L.B. did not get approval to sell tickets to the A.L.C.S., which will be in California.
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    At least 320 prisoners were released on Saturday in an effort to ease congestion in the country’s notoriously crowded jails.

    In a bid to curb the virus, Zimbabwe releases hundreds of prisoners.

    At least 320 prisoners were released on Saturday in an effort to ease congestion in the country’s notoriously crowded jails.

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